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francescool

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Φιλοξενία – Filoksenia: This is the idea of being generous and offering friendship (in a loving way) to a stranger or foreigner. This word does not exist in most other languages and is a big part of Greek Culture and expression.

Για πάρτη μου – Ya Parti Mou: Technically this phrase means “for me” and it is used to mean “treating yourself” well.

Φιλότιμο – Filotimo: This means honor and truth and friendship, and loyalty to one another.
 
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ellinasgolfer0320

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True those can be difficult, but "gia parti mou" is not that difficult. It means "only me/myself/him/you/etc.."

For example:

I kardia sou einai mono gia parti mou - Η καρδιά σου είναι μόνο για πάρτη μου - Your heart is only for me
I agapi mou einai mono gia parti sou - Η αγάπη μου είναι μόνο για πάρτη σου - My love is only for you
Skeftetai mono gia parti tou - Σκεφτέται μόνο για πάρτη του - He only thinks about himself
 
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knicks_fan87

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True those can be difficult, but "gia parti mou" is not that difficult. It means "only me/myself/him/you/etc.."

For example:

I kardia mou einai mono gia parti mou - Η καρδιά σου είναι μόνο για πάρτη μου - Your heart is only for me
I agapi mou einai mono gia parti sou - Η αγάπη μου είναι μλονο για πάρτη σου - My love is only for you
Skeftetai mono gia parti tou - Σκεφτέται μόνο για πάρτη του - He only thinks about himself
Great examples, I've never heard of this phrase but I may start using it when I'm practicing Greek
 
Isn't the question about words not phrases?
 

k_tsoukalas

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Of that list my favorite word is Philotimo! I watch this video now and then:

 
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Vangelis

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There are a couple of phrases that I have come across that not only are directly translatable to english but I am not even sure of their meaning. I think they mean quick. The phrases are: στο πιτς φιτίλι and στο πι και φι.

Can anyone here shed more light on these?
 
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ellinasgolfer0320

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These are expressions that derive meaning from somewhere else. Both of these mean "really quickly"
 
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nadellii

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There are a couple of phrases that I have come across that not only are directly translatable to english but I am not even sure of their meaning. I think they mean quick. The phrases are: στο πιτς φιτίλι and στο πι και φι.

Can anyone here shed more light on these?
I've never heard of "στο πι και φι" but as @ellinasgolfer0320 mentioned, "στο πιτς φιτίλι" means "quickly." So you could say "το γράμμα ήρθε τστο πιτς φιτίλ" or "the letter came very quickly"
 
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